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Red Hat not working on the Mactel. Yet.

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Despite what you may have read about Red Hat Inc. working on porting Linux to Apple's Mactel, Red Hat isn't "officially" doing this. Yet.

In a recent CNET blog entry, my comrade in Linux reporter Stephen Shankland wrote that, according to Gillian Farquhar, Red Hat was already working on the port.

All the other reports of Red Hat or Fedora coming soon to an Intel-powered Mac near you seem to have sprung from this one report.

So, I called up Red Hat and spoke with Leigh Day, who's above Farquhar in the Red Hat press hierarchy.

She told me that "Red Hat has no plans at this point for Linux on the Mac."

But, and here it gets interesting, "We do, however, have inquisitive and innovative people at Red Hat always exploring new technologies and solutions."

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